Practice Suggestions for Learning How to Play Thirty-Second Notes and Sixty-Fourth Notes
Playing 32nd and 64th notes accurately requires that you subdivide the beat constantly. Use a metronome to keep a steady beat and tap your foot on the beat.
Since many of these notes are shorter than the subdivisions that we have covered in previous lessons, you will sometimes be clapping or playing two or four notes per subdivision. Before you clap these rhythms, practice counting the beats and the subdivisions while watching the rhythms.
Remember that just because these are short note values, it does not mean that you should play as fast as you can. The length of the notes is relative to the speed of the tempo. Practice slowly!
It will be very helpful to practice one beat at a time to help you internalize how the rhythms sound.
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Lesson 21 Introduction - learn about 32nd and 64th notes